In addition to being a lover of the violin, I am a huge fan of the double bass as well. Even though it was a challenge leaning another clef, I fell in love with it as well and wish I could play both the violin and bass more often. Hopefully time will free up so I can make that happen. Wish me luck!!!
I play the double bass as well! When I started orchestra in middle school, I had actually signed up to play bass, and they placed me in the violin section instead. I finally got my chance to play the bass in high school. It was well worth the wait!! I’m glad I was forced to play the violin to start, though. I love both equally, and I never would have played had in not been for my teacher misplacing me. 😀